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Bring back sorting for All/Unread/Mentions and Arrange By quick sorting by Date, Size, etc.

In the latest update the view change to consolidate to a singular "All" dropdown that allows you to choose between the former All, Unread, Mentions and then to easily Sort with Arrange By. For many users the expanded view is preferred and more easily accessible. If that could be made a view option, or a toggle feature I think that would be a functionality improvement

Note from the Outlook Team: We have posted a Known Issue about this change with some explanation and possible solutions, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/All-Mail-and-Unread-Mail-tab-options-no-longer-show-in-Outlook-ecdfda13-bdc1-42e2-a77b-c18f6f291fe1?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US.

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Update from the Outlook team: We’ve brought back the All and Unread filters for the inbox folder, as well as made enhancements to the sorts and filters menu. As a note, Focused and Other pivots will take priority over All and Unread when opted in to Focused Inbox.

These changes should be available for all users with Version 1802 (Build 9001.2138) and above.

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The Outlook Team

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bad "upgrade". The old option was less steps for same task. You are making more work not less.

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A step backwards in my opinion, unannounced, and adds another mouse click. Agree with others that previous view should be made an option.

  • thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the latest update the view change to consolidate to a singular "All" dropdown that allows you to choose between the former All, Unread, Mentions and then to easily Sort with Arrange By. For many users the expanded view is preferred and more easily accessible. If that could be made a view option, or a toggle feature I think that would be a functionality improvement

    What ****** removed this ????

  • David Legg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sorry to say a complete backward step, I used arrange by regularly I now have to go around the houses

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I dislike this new feature immensely. Please provide an easy option to go back to the previous view.

  • Trevor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please revert to the previous view! This view 'All" dropdown is so counter-productive!!

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Which user feedback/survey has Microsoft done to implement this "All -> Arrange by" feature?

    It is so unproductive to click All -> Arrange by feature, when you could have sorted the column right away previously.

    This is another feature that will definitely make my users scream!

    Please revert back to how it was, as well as the "Attach file, NOT OneDrive link" feature!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please change it back, this makes managing emails more time consuming, inefficient and frustrating.

    I can see no redeeming feature to this change. There is sufficient space under the search bar for it to be included.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    arrange and sort option combined in office 2016. which is complexity to do work with our users. We does not want.

  • Rafique commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Revert back to the previous arrangement which is more agile for user who need fast and convenient way to navigate around emails.

  • Travis Schoening commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bring it back, please!!! The recent change is incredibly frustrating and as others have mentioned, it's inefficient for a feature that I personally use often.

  • thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes of course this should be added back - how can you get rid of arrange?
    It was simple - now more steps to search?
    Please bring it back immediately

  • Roy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was a horrible change. Please change it back to the way it was. I now have to click 3 times for what I could do with one click before. Hate the new interface

  • Gareth Murphy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ********! I can't believe anybody in their right mind would think this is an improvement! Please restore asap or give the option to go back to this.

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